• Economic Resilience,  Transition movement

    The ProAction Cafe

    When is the last time 20 people devoted 3 hours of their Saturday exclusively to you as a small business owner, and helping you achieve success?  In a nutshell, that was last Saturday’s ProAction Cafe at Transition Mar Vista/Venice.  And…

  • Creating social change,  Economic Resilience

    A Gratitude Economy

    In many spiritual circles, it is popular to talk about gratitude.  Gratitude encompasses much more than a quickie “thank you.”  It implies a much deeper state of mind, one that practitioners realize will position you to receive even greater abundance.…

  • Economic Resilience

    Hau to be erotic: going deeper into the gift economy

    Gifts have the function of bonding communities together.  … If your entire life is nothing but money transactions, … then you don’t have community because you don’t need anybody. — Charles Eisenstein, Amsterday Sept 2009 http://youtu.be/cS07gM74tww My dad just gave…

  • Economic Resilience

    Introduction

    About “Economic Resilience” When it comes to change-making, I tend to be the person you’ll find wielding a shovel, either literally or figuratively. Although I spend plenty of time talking in meetings, I feel happiest when I’m out there getting…

  • Economic Resilience

    Investing for Retirement

    Conventional investments: Virtually all conventional investments (money market, 401K, stocks, etc.) are tied to the dependent-upon-growth mainstream economy and are thus fully embroiled in the issues discussed in Part I of this document. The idea of an investment-cash-funded retirement came…